Joel Salatin at New Dominion Bookshop

Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm appeared at New Dominion Bookshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, to read from his books, Holy Cows and Hog Heaven and Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal. Salatin, a well known figure in the local food movement, spoke at length on the politics of food safety regulations and the burden they place on family farms. He also took questions from the audience.

Brian Wheeler on Landmark Hotel, local food hub, and Preddy Creek trails

Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joins Coy Barefoot every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for a discussion of growth and development issues in Albemarle County and Charlottesville.

Tips on moving to the country from Frank Levering

On Monday, December 22nd, 2008, Patrick County farmer Frank Levering joined Charlottesville Right Now to discuss his new book, “Welcome To The Country: Tips on Moving to Rural Virginia.” The book was financed in part by the Ballyshannon Fund, which is set up to promote the rural economy. Neil Williamson has a write-up of the book on the Free Enterprise Forum’s blog.

An examination of Buy Local, Eat Local in Charlottesville

This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call the conversation is all about the ‘Buy Local, Eat Local’ food scene. Area restaurateurs Kate Collier (Feast!) and Will Richey (Revolutionary Soup) join Melissa Harris and Jennifer Seidel from the new Flavor magazine along with host Rick Moore to discuss independent farms and sustainable agriculture. How do current Virginia laws help the large, industrial food system while hurting area farmers? How is it financially viable for a small restaurant to use better tasting but more expensive foods? Exactly what is a super-model vegetable and why are they to be shunned? What can you do to help this concept continue its growth?